Rotary is the Founding Partner of the NYSF, and every year Rotarians continue to support the NYSF Year 12 Program through promoting the opportunity in local communities, managing applications and selections of students, and assisting with funding or fund-raising for student fees to attend.
The 2000+ Rotary clubs across the country are organised into 21 districts, and the NYSF Year 12 Program applications are processed through this district structure.
An NYSF District Chair is appointed by each Rotary District Governor to manage the process; each district operates independently, conducting its own selections for participants for each year's program.
* In 2019, Rotary Districts 9500 and 9520 merged to create a new district - 9510.
NYSF hosted the District Chairs Conference in November 2018 at The Australian National University